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Goodbye, Dallas! Hello, Colorado.

Chris Kelly, the token Canadian on his otherwise Swedish line, rifles a pass.
Chris Kelly, the token Canadian on his otherwise Swedish line, rifles a pass.
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Waved-off goal? CHECK! Multiple penalty kills? CHECK! A Gregory Campbell game winning goal? WHAT IS THIS WICHCRAFT???? On to Colorado to face the Avalanche at 10:00 PM tonight.

  • Loui Eriksson said "howdy" to the Dallas crowd with a pretty goal, and the Bruins' penalty kills were huge. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Take five... Gregory Campbell had himself a night. [WEEI]
  • Special teams were the stars, and Dougie Hamilton showcased his offensive potential. [HockeyBuzz]
  • As a center, would Tyler Seguin have ever replaced Patrice Bergeron or David Krejci in Boston? [WEEI]
  • In the battle of Finnish netminders, Tuukka Rask stopped 36 of 37 shots against the Stars. (With video) [NESN]
  • Some on ice calls were interesting, including one against Travis Moen that seemed to energize his team. [BostonHerald]
  • Did you notice the Bruins' strong second period? And oh, that play from Chris Kelly setting up a Swede pass from Carl Soderberg to Loui Eriksson... (With video) [NESN]
  • Would you like to forget the penalty riddled first period and the Stars' lone goal in it? [MetroWestDailyNews]
  • In Providence, Jeremy Smith reminds coach Bruce Cassidy a bit of Niklas Svedberg. Seth Griffith will not play tonight. [ProvidenceJournal]
  • Milan Lucic is excited at getting another chance to play a Winter Classic, having been unable to play in 2010 due to injury. [BostonHerald]
  • Next up- the Avalanche and old friend Jarome Iginla . Have your coffee ready! (With video) [NESN]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Dallas has embraced former Bostonians Tyler Seguin and Rajon Rondo, and the Stars and Mavericks have both benefitted. []
  • Looking back... on this day in nineteen-aught-seven, the Kenora Thistles won the Stanley Cup. One player went on to make Bruins (and NHL) history. [TheHockeyWriters]
  • The pitfalls of the big, bad world are so hard on sweet, innocent professional athletes! Meet the woman who answers the phone at 2 AM and makes it all go away. [MensJournal]
  • Leafs fans can at least enjoy a really stunning on-ice opening display at home. (With video) [BarDown]
  • Hockey is growing in places like Kenya and Dubai. Proof is here. (One of two videos is labelled *NSFW*) [BarDown]
  • Have Thirty Thoughts, mostly surrounding the 2016 World Cup of Hockey and news of the Maple Leafs, Blues, and Hurricanes. [Sportsnet]
  • Cheer youselves up, Sabres fans, by looking back to a better time in Sabres history. [Grantland]
  • WANT! A superhero themed lunchbox honoring the Grand Rapids Griffins' captain Jeff Hoggan will be given away to ticketholders on Saturday. [PuckDaddy]
  • Agree or not, here's a Top Five NHL Rebranding FAIL list. [HockeyByDesign]
  • How about a new "Avery Rule," a call to young players to put money aside for their futures. [ThePlayersTribune]